Young Authors' Competition 2020
by Cat Roberts Young on August 24th 2020
The results are in…it’s time to announce the winners…
Thank you thank you thank you from all of us at Fonetti HQ and our judges.
You have blown us away with your amazing talent and incredible stories.
We received nearly 100 entries. And most of these were written during term-time and all the distractions of home-school and lockdown – which made every story even more impressive. Thank you to everyone who took the time to write and share your story.
We’re so excited to announce the winners
Not only have we chosen a winner for each of the five illustrations, we’ve also chosen an overall winner too. And the good news doesn’t stop there. Because the standard of your writing was so high, and as we were so impressed with your creativity, we’re also recognising our runners up and a small number of highly-commended stories.
So, drumroll please…here’s Clare Balding to announce the winners:
Up to 9 years of age
“How Elephant met Moon”
“Greeny the Caring Tree”
“Magic or Science”
“The Fun Fight”
“The Watering Cowboys”
“The Darkest Night”
WINNER & OVERALL WINNER
“In Your Hands”
“A Day at My Mum’s Surgery”
In recognition of brilliant writing talent, these phenomenal young authors have all been highly commended for their stories:
Eve Maisie Mackison
If you’re one of the lucky winners we’ll be in touch with you over the next few days. We’d love to hear your thoughts on winning and to let you know what happens next as your stories are illustrated by the great Angus Bungay and published on Fonetti.
It was incredibly hard for our judges to choose the winners. If you weren’t chosen this time you should still be immensely proud of your work. With such a high standard of writing we’re excited about the future authors amongst you. So much so, we’re already planning our next competition – so keep an eye on these pages, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more information soon.
So, congratulations to Georgia, Anna, Emily, Guru, Arran, Mia, Seth, Lucy, Avyaya, Nitya, Eve, Amelia, Phoebe, Sebastian, Alice, Kieron and Amelie and thank you all once again.
Stories were judged by these phenomenal writers:
National treasure, broadcaster and author of ‘My Animals and Other Family’
Author of the famous Horrid Henry series
Radio DJ, TV presenter and co-author of the popular Kid Normal series
Radio presenter and co-author of the popular Kid Normal series